Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Fashionista Tea
Organic Chinese green tea, lightly fired to maintain silvery tips, traditionally scented with jasmine.
Learn more about this tea here.
It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve last had a jasmine tea! It really hasn’t been all that long, but, whenever I do sip on a jasmine tea, I can’t help but wonder why has it been so long since I’ve had jasmine! I love jasmine tea so … it’s one of those teas of which I never tire.
And this Organic White Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Fashionista Tea is an amazing jasmine!
I’ve read tasting notes from those who don’t like jasmine teas … and jasmine is one of those teas that can either be very right or very, very wrong. It is important that the tea be scented with jasmine rather than being flavored with it. And there is a distinct difference. A scented jasmine tea is one that was processed by layering the newly harvested tea leaves with jasmine blossoms so that the tea leaves can absorb the essence of the jasmine flower. A scented jasmine tea tastes like the jasmine flower without tasting like perfume. It has a lovely floral quality that is exquisitely sweet and exotic.
A flavored jasmine is one that has been flavored using an oil. The jasmine oil imparts a very perfume-y quality to the leaves, and the result often ends up tasting like you’re sipping on perfume. I don’t know about you, but sipping on perfume isn’t my idea of a tasty cuppa!
THIS jasmine tea tastes like a scented jasmine – with a light, lovely, sweet floral quality that does not taste perfume-ish whatsoever. It is smooth and refreshing. The sweet, vegetative tones of the green tea comes through nicely. There is a slightly dry astringency to the tea … it is very mild. This is truly a perfect balance of flower and tea!
A really excellent jasmine tea – if you are looking for a jasmine tea with a lighter jasmine essence that tastes natural, sweet, and not at all perfume-y … this is the one to try! And you’re going to love dealing with Fashionista Tea – I can’t say enough about how wonderful this company is! They are a really excellent company and offer a superb product! That’s a win-win!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!